European Counter-Strike team FaZe Clan is in discussions with Lithuanian player Aurimas "Bymas" Pipiras about joining the active roster, according to multiple sources close to the team. If the two come to agreement, he would replace Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer Gustafsson on a trial basis, who stepped down earlier today.
Bymas, 16-years-old, is relatively inexperienced as a professional player in CS:GO. He played on a couple of mixed teams, but never with a professional organization thus far in his short career. Last October, he finished first place in FACEIT Pro League winning a $4,500 prize in the process.
Olofmeister has been a member of FaZe Clan since late 2017 and helped them win multiple tournaments during his tenure there. The victories include ESL One: New York 2017, ELEAGUE Premier 2017, ECS Season 4 and EPICENTER 2018. This new period of inactivity will mark the third time olofmeister has stepped back from the game, having done so with FNATIC because of injury and once previously with FaZe Clan in 2018.
Olofmeister won two Major tournaments in 2015 at ESL One: Katowice and ESL One: Cologne with FNATIC. FaZe Clan has struggled to recreate the success they found with Finn "karrigan" Andersen at the helm from late 2016 to late 2018.
Since his departure from the team, FaZe only won two events: BLAST Pro Series Miami and BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen 2019. The lineup is slated to play in Group C of the online DreamHack Masters Spring tournament that begins Monday.